A sure sign that it’s time for a change is when nothing fires me up enough to write and share on this blog. A blog which I have now curated for 10 years.
So while in Bali, I worked on the re-branding.
The idea of a magazine format has always appealed to me. After ten years, they are a lot of things that interest me and not just home decoration. I’m just as passionate about interiors as I’m about fashion, well-being, ageing gracefully, travelling, dealing with grief...you know all these things you want to share about life because they are meaningful and not just the latest pendant light or vase to have. So while the girls were jumping in the pool, I spent lots of time working and trying to figure out how to re-brand the BODIE and FOU blog.
I think I have now find a design that fits the effortless, simple and minimalist interiors I like to share but which will also allow me to share with you more articles on fashion, well-being, surfing and anything that I find interesting. I have a few ideas for new features in the pipeline which I’m hoping to launch in September.
Right now, I need your feedback.
From my latest survey (2 years ago), the features you liked the most on the BODIE and FOU Blog was the house tours, my home renovations in London or in France and the weekly fashion column “5 things I want right now” which I gave up in November last year because I had an overdose of consumerism and I felt this feature (which I loved putting together) was going against my inner values. After 8 months, I now realise that this column needs re-branding too rather than being scrapped entirely. The bottom line is that I’m not against buying fashion, I’m against the message in the title, which to start with, was supposed to be humorous. I think nobody at our age feel the need to have things right now! but it’s always nice to think we can have them ;-)
The other thing I know you enjoy from the number of requests I get on Instagram is travel guides which I really need to get better at. To be honest, the thought of spending hours on my laptop once I’m back from a trip, sorting out thousands of pictures doesn’t appeal to me a great deal but I need to find a way to make it work and to change the way I work so I can deliver this content to you. In the meantime, I share a lot of addresses, places to stay on Instagram under hashtags #bodieandfoutravels #bodieandfouveltravelsmarrakech #bodieandfoutravelsbali, #bodieandfoutravelscroatia
So I still need to finalise a few layout issues and the sidebar but if you could let me know what kind of content you would like to see the most that would be super helpful.
I do hope you will love the layout too. I’m very happy with it and I feel it’s finally me and represent my style, which I was struggling to express in the previous one column format on the blog. I also think from a reader point-of-view, it’s now easier to see the overall content on offer.